Maureen Cummins has cranked presses from California to the Eastern Arctic and produced over 40 limited-edition artist books. Known for work that addresses issues of social justice, her books are based on subject matter as diverse as slave narratives, the Salem witch trials, turn-of-the-century gay love letters, and records from McLean Hospital, the oldest mental hospital in the United States. As part of Swarthmore College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, she was one of five artists working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees to tell their stories. Cummins is represented in over one hundred permanent public collections and has received over a dozen grants and funded residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner award. She currently lives and works in Mt.Tremper N.Y.
Watch Maureen’s Maine Media Alumni Lecture